Greg Smith: All-rounder extends Essex stay

Essex all-rounder Greg Smith has agreed a new two-year deal with the county.

The 30-year-old joined Essex from Derbyshire in September 2011 but struggled to earn a regular starting place in his first year.

However, he has since established himself in the side and scored 446 runs at an average 40.55 in the County Championship this season.

He also scored a career-best 177 against Gloucestershire in August, and took 5-42 against Leicestershire.